CCJ Reports

An Explainer: Parking in Downtown Macon

An Explainer: Parking in Downtown Macon

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

Downtown Macon recently joined the growing list of cities that no longer provides free parking in their downtown area. When the new parking meters were introduced in July, people had many questions regarding the meter. And some people are still confused on how to use them correctly. This explainer will ans...

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

A Brief History: “Dungeons and Dragons”

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle

In today’s reboot culture, it’s not just TV and movies that are getting pulled off the shelves and dusted off. There has been a resurgence of the tabletop RPG (role-playing game) “Dungeons & Dragons” that has quickly spread throughout pop culture. How did D&D first come about? “Dung...

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

An Explainer: Macon Mayhem’s Ice

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

With the ice hockey season quickly approaching, it’s going to get a little colder at the Macon Coliseum as the Macon Mayhem get ready to take the ice. I asked Game Day Operations Director, Collin Mitchell about what goes into putting the ice down at the Coliseum for the start of the season. Water it down...

An Explainer: The Rules of Cricket

An Explainer: The Rules of Cricket

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Sports

Most Americans have heard of Cricket and know what it looks like when it is played, but few understand how the game is actually played. This guide will help teach you a little about cricket so that if you ever catch a clip of it on the internet or are stuck in an international airport and it’s the...

An Explainer: Self-Care

An Explainer: Self-Care

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Lifestyle, Local

Self-care is not a new idea, but the popularity of the concept has grown recently. According to Google Trends, after the 2016 election, Google searches for “self-care” reached a five-year high. Self-care has ties to the feminist movement. In 1988, Audre Lorde in her book “A Burst of Light” said, “Car...

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Local

Macon Arts Alliance’s Wine & Arts Festival on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 was composed of several events, some of which were free for the public. One of the free events was an art show held the first evening of the festival. It featured local artists who had painted landscapes located in Macon. All of...

Confucius Institute Day at Wesleyan College

Confucius Institute Day at Wesleyan College

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Local, Uncategorized

Confucius Institute Day was held on Sept. 29 at Wesleyan College in Macon. There were traditional Chinese games, music, food and crafts! The event was designed to celebrate Chinese culture and celebrate the anniversary of Confucius Institutes worldwide.   ...

Oktoberfest in Macon

Oktoberfest in Macon

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Uncategorized

Oktoberfest is Germany’s largest fair and festival. Millions of people travel from around the world to attend the two-week event. And if they can’t make it to Germany, they hold their own festivities. Just Tap’d in Macon held an Oktoberfest celebration on Sept. 29. Traditional polka music was pla...

Macon native hosts album release at The Society Garden

Macon native hosts album release at The Society Garden

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

On September 29, aspiring musician Molly Stevens welcomed many of her fans to Macon’s Society Garden to celebrate the release of her new album, “Here and Now.” Stevens is a Macon native and 2005 Mercer University graduate. “I have been performing since age four,” Stevens said. Stevens...

What production should you see in Macon this season?

What production should you see in Macon this season?

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Quizzes

Tell us what you thought about these movies, and we'll pair you with the perfect show performing in Macon soon!

We can guess which part of Georgia you’re from based on these questions

We can guess which part of Georgia you’re from based on these questions

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Quizzes

A majority of people living in Macon aren’t originally from Bibb County. Many people come to Macon from all over the state to attend school, start a new job or to retire. As a result, Macon has become a melting pot for the state of Georgia as a whole. Do your preferences expose which part of Georgia you’re from?

Which Macon attraction should you visit?

Which Macon attraction should you visit?

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Quizzes

Take this quiz and find out what Macon attraction YOU should visit!

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